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December 2008 Bibliography

Of Special Interest

Bolton, John R., "Obama and Missile Defense," The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2008.

Bunn, Matthew, Securing the Bomb 2008, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, November 2008, 183 pp.

Defense Science Board (DSB), Defense Imperatives for the New Administration, 64 pp.

Fitzpatrick, Mark, "Supplying Nuclear Power to the Middle East-With a Safety Switch," The National, (United Arab Emirates), November 21, 2008.

National Audit Office (UK), Ministry of Defense: The United Kingdom's Future Nuclear Deterrent Capability, November 3, 2008, 34 pp.

Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Nuclear Disarmament: What to Do With a Vision of Zero, November 13, 2008.

Tucker, Jonathan B, Trafficking Networks for Chemical Weapons Precursors: Lessons from the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Occasional Paper No. 13, November 2008, 43 pp.

I. Strategic Arms

Blaker, James R., Avoiding Another Cold War: The Case for Collaboration with China, American Security Project Perspectives, November 2008, 12 pp.

Evans, Robert, "U.S., Russia to Meet in Geneva on Ageing Arms Pact," Reuters, November 12, 2008.

Grossman, Elaine M., "Bush Administration Seeks to Leave Strategic Arms Treaty Option Open for Obama," Global Security Newswire, November 20, 2008.

Hoffman, Michael, "341st Missile Wing Fails Nuke Inspection," The Air Force Times, November 14, 2008.

Kramnik, Ilya, "Outside View: Russia Boosts Nuclear Punch," United Press International, November 4, 2008.

Maack, Benjamin, "The Cold War's Missing Atom Bombs," Der Spiegel, November 14, 2008.

Myers, Steven Lee, "Russian Hopes Obama's Win Will Warm Relations," The New York Times, November 16, 2008, p. A13.

RIA Novosti, "Russia, U.S. May Sign New START Treaty in Mid-2009," November 6, 2008.

Rogin, Josh, "Democrats Cool to Nuclear Stockpile Modernization," Congressional Quarterly, October 30, 2008.

Thomsen, Vibeke Brask, France: Disarming or Upgrading?, ISIS European Security Review Number 41, November 2008, 7 pp.

United States Air Force, HQ-Level Office Created for Nuclear Mission, Press Release, November 3, 2008.

II. Nuclear Proliferation

Finn, Peter and Pincus, Walter, "Report Sees Nuclear Arms, Scarce Resources as Seeds of Global Instability," The Washington Post, November 21, 2008.


Sen, Ashish Kumar, "CTBT Could Be Thorn in US-India Ties," The Tribune (India), November 7, 2008


Albright, David and Brannan, Paul, Arak Heavy Water Reactor Construction Progressing, Institute for Science and International Security, November 13, 2008, 3 pp.

Associated Press, "Iran Says it Now Runs More Than 5,000 Centrifuges," November 26, 2008.

Blitz, James, "Britain and France Step Up Pressure on Iran," Financial Times, November 24, 2008.

Bozorgmehr, Najmeh, "Iran's Banks Struggle with Credit Shortages," Financial Times, November 4, 2008.

Broad, William J., and Sanger, David, "Iran Said to Have Nuclear Fuel for One Weapon," The New York Times, November 20, 2008, p. A12.

Cordesman, Anthony, Iran's Nuclear Weapons Programs: Work in Progress, Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 6, 2008, 69 pp.

Fathi, Nazila, "In Rare Turn, Iran's Leader Sends Letter to Obama," The New York Times, November 7, 2008, p. A6.

Ganjia, Akbar, "The Latter-Day Sultan," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2008, 7 pp.

Giacomo, Carol, "New Beltway Debate: What to Do About Iran," The New York Times, November 3, 2008, p. A30.

Heller, Jeffrey, "Olmert Says No U.S. Pressure on Israel Over Iran," Reuters, November 28, 2008.

Hosenball, Mark, and Isikoff, Michael, "Opening a Door in Tehran?," Newsweek, November 6, 2008.

International Atomic Energy Agency, Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provision of Security Council Resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and 1835 (2008) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, GOV/2008/59, November 19, 2008, 4 pp.

Investor's Business Daily, "The Fat Lady Hums," November 20, 2008.

Karimi, Nasser, "Iran Proposes Nuclear Plants With Arab Countries," Associated Press, November 30, 2008.

Khalil, Ashraf, and Richter, Paul, "Some Israelis Feel an Urgency to Attack Iran," Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2008.

Kittrie, Orde F., "How To Put the Squeeze on Iran," The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2008.

Lawder, David, "U.S. Treasury Tightens Banking Sanctions on Iran," Reuters, November 6, 2008.

LaFranchi, Howard, "Iran: Will Talks Happen Under Obama?," The Christian Science Monitor, November 21, 2008.

McGirk, Tim, "US Puts Pressure on Israel to Refrain from Attacks," TIME, November 24, 2008.

Reuters, "Israel Cautions Against Obama Dialogue with Iran," November 6, 2008.

Reuters, "Miliband Urges Gulf to Pressure Iran in Nuclear Standoff," November 23, 2008.

Reuters, "Iran Reports Rocket Launch Amid Nuclear Tensions," November 26, 2008.

Taghavi, Roshanak, "Iran Strives to Expand Oil Refineries," The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2008.

The Washington Times,
"To Contain and Deter Iran," November 13, 2008.

Wright, Robin, "Stuart Levey's War," The New York Times, November 2, 2008, p. MM29.


Agence France-Presse, "Israel Urges US Not to Rule Out Military Option in Iran," November 7, 2008.

Harel, Amos, "MI Chief: Dialogue Can Halt Iranian Nukes," Haaretz, November 19, 23008.

Horovitz, David, "Gilad: We Won't Let Iran Go Nuclear," The Jerusalem Post, November 20, 2008.

Jerusalem Post, "Livni Urges Obama Not to Talk to Iran," November 6, 2008.

Jerusalem Post, "Israeli Air Force Chief: We Are Ready to Deal with Iran," November 19, 2008.

Melman, Yossi, "U.S. Study Urges Obama to Press Israel Over Nuclear Program," Haaretz, November 16, 2008.

North Korea

Agence France-Presse, "US Asks Australia, NZealand, EU for N Korea Energy Aid: Seoul," November 1, 2008.

Agence France-Presse, "SKorea to Press for Sampling at NKorea Nuke Plants," November 13, 2008.

Agence France-Presse, "US Expects NKorea to Formally Agree to Sampling in Beijing," November 24, 2008.

Associated Press, "US Official Meets North Korean Delegation," November 7, 2008.

BBC News, "N Korea Rejects Nuclear Sampling," November 12, 2008.

Bolton, John, "One Korea," The National Interest, November/December 2008, p. 25-28.

Chang, Jae-Soon, "N. Korea Ready to Deal With Obama Administration," Associated Press, November 7, 2008. 

The Economist, "Going, Going, Going Again," November 20, 2008.

Herskovitz, Jon, "Peeks at Ailing Kim Reveal Black Hole on North Korea," Reuters, November 6, 2008.

Kim, Hyung-Jin, "NKorea Says Kim Jong Il Visits 2 Army Units," Associated Press, November 4, 2008.

Ramberg, Bennett, "A Smarter North Korea Policy," The Christian Science Monitor, November 7, 2008.

Reuters, "South Korea Likely to Provide Nuclear Deal Aid to North Korea," November 16, 2008.

Solomon, Jay, Pokharel, Krishna, and Wonacott, Peter, "North Korea Plane Was Grounded at U.S. Request," The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2008.

United Press International, "Group to Propose North Korea Plan," November 1, 2008.


Associated Press, "Leader: Pakistan Won't Be First in Nuclear Strike," November 23, 2008.


Aji, Albert, "Syria Blames Israeli Bombs for Uranium Traces," Associated Press, November 12, 2008.

Heinrich, Mark, "IAEA Finds Uranium Traces at Syrian Site: Diplomats," Reuters, November 10, 2008.

Heinrich, Mark, "U.S. Says IAEA Hardens Fear of Covert Syria Atom Site," Reuters, November 21, 2008.

Jahn, George, "Diplomats: US, IAEA Chief Clash Over Syria," Associated Press, November 24, 2008.

International Atomic Energy Agency, Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic, GOV/2008/60, November 19, 2008, 4 pp.

Jahn, George, "Syria All But Rules Out More UN Nuclear Inspection," Associated Press, November 21, 2008.

III. Nonproliferation

The Economist, "When Nuclear Sheriffs Quarrel," October 30, 2008.

The Economist, "What to Do With a Vision of Zero," November 13, 2008.

Evers, Läslo, "Measuring 'Inaudible' Sounds to Detect Illegal Nuclear Tests, And Analyze Atmosphere," ScienceDaily, November 5, 2008.

Landau, Emily B., "To Paris and Back: WMD Free Zone in the Middle East?" WMD Insights, November 2008.

IV. Missiles and Missile Defense

Agence France-Presse, "US Offers Russia Fresh Proposals on US Missile Defense Plan," November 6, 2008.

Agence France-Presse, "Russian President Sees Obama Flexible on Missile Defense," November 23, 2008.

Associated Press, "Poland: Obama Made No Promise on Missile Defense," November 9, 2008.

Barry, Ellen, and Kishkovsky, Sophia, "Russia Warns of Missile Deployment," The New York Times, November 6, 2008, p. A6.

BBC News, "Russia to Move Missiles to Baltic," November 5, 2008.

Castle, Stephen, "Russia Backs Off on Europe Missile Threat," The New York Times, November 14, 2008.

Grossman, Elaine M., "Congress Chides U.S. Missile Defense Management," Global Security Newswire, November 3, 2008.

Gelfand, Lauren, and Ben-David, Alon, "New Missile Marks 'Significant Leap' For Iran Capabilities," Jane's Defense Weekly, November 14, 2008.

ITAR-TASS, "Russia Calls for Physical Guarantees for Non-Deployment of ABM System in Europe," November 18, 2008.

Katz, Yaakov, "Russia Tells Syria: No Missile Sales for Now," The Jerusalem Post, November 21, 2008.

Lappin, Yaakov, "Israel, Germany Develop Nuclear Warning System," The Jerusalem Post, November 17, 2008.

Lukyanov, Fyodor, "The Real Issue Isn't a Shield in Central Europe," The Moscow Times, November 19, 2008.

Reuters, "Poland Expects Obama to Proceed with Missile Shield," November 5, 2008.

Solovyov, Dmitry, "Russia Sees Hope of Missile Progress with Obama," Reuters, November 9, 2008.

Thompson, Mark, "Why Obama Will Continue Star Wars," TIME, November 16, 2008.

The Times of India, "India Successfully Test Fires Shaurya Missile," November 13, 2008.

Martin Sieff, "Japan Eyes Own Early Warning Satellite," United Press International, November 5, 2008.

V. Chemical and Biological Arms

Black, Ian, "The Legacy of Chemical Warfare," The Guardian, November 26, 2008.

Schneidmiller, Chris, "U.S. Boosts Funding for Last Two CW Disposal Sites," Global Security Newswire, November 6, 2008.

Sutherland, Ronald G., Chemical and Biochemical Non-Lethal Weapons: Political and Technical Aspects, SIPRI Policy Paper 23, November 2008, 40 pp.

VI. Conventional Arms

The China Post, "Big Users of Cluster Bombs Stall on Treaty," November 9, 2008.

Heilprin, John, "UN Members Give Go-Ahead on Proposal to Curb Arms," Associated Press, November 1, 2008.

Lyons, Alistair, "Israel's Lebanon War Showcased Cluster Bomb Horrors," Reuters, November 27, 2008.

RIA Novosti, "Conventional Forces Treaty a Year After Russia's Moratorium," November 18, 2008.

Reuters, "China Urges U.S. to be Careful on Taiwan," November 6, 2008.

Schwirtz, Michael, "Georgia Fired More Cluster Bombs Than Thought, Killing Civilians, Report Finds," The New York Times, November 6, 2008, p. A18.

The World Tribune, "Saudis Are Top Arms Buyer in Developing Worlds," November 4, 2008.

VII. U.S. Policy

Bennett, John T., "Shortlist Sketched for DoD Team," DefenseNews, November 10, 2008.

The Boston Globe, "Gate's Nuclear Brief," November 3, 2008.

Cornwell, Susan, "Election Breathes New Life Into Nuclear Debate," Reuters, November 3, 2008.

United States Government Accountability Office, U.S. Agencies Have Taken Some Steps, but More Effort Is Needed to Strengthen and Expand the Proliferation Security Initiative, Report to Congressional Committees, November 2008.

Grossman, Elaine M, "Strategic Arms Funds Tilt Conventional in 2009," Global Security Newswire, November 7, 2008.

Grossman, Elaine, "Senior U.S. Official Doubts Conventional Global Strike Value," Global Security Newswire, November 26, 2008.

Shanker, Thom, and Drew, Christopher, "Pentagon Expects Cuts in Military Spending," The New York Times, November 3, 2008, p. A12.

Ullman, Harlan, "Defense Spending: Don't Shortchange the Pentagon," The Washington Times, November 26, 2008.

VIII. Space

Brown, Peter, "China Fears India-Japan Space Alliance," The Asia Times, November 12, 2008.

Cameron, Rob, "'I Will Not Weaponize Space' - Will Obama's Words Return to Haunt Him?," Radio Praha (Czech Republic), November 5, 2008.

Kaufman, Richard, Hertzfeld, Henry, and Lewis, Jeffrey, Space, Security and the Economy, Economists for Peace and Security, September 2008, 36 pp.

Khan, Urmee, "EU Developing 'Militarized' Space Policy Which Could Trigger 'Arms Race'," The Telegraph, November 21, 2008.

Lee, John, "Why China Wants to Win," International Herald Tribune, November 12, 2008.

Zaitsev, Yury, "The Historic Beginnings of the Space Arms Race," RIA Novosti, November 3, 2008.

IX. Other

Agence France-Presse, "Russia, Libya Sign Civil Nuclear Deal as Kadhafi Visits: Tripoli," November 1, 2008.

Chivers, C.J., and Barry, Ellen, "Georgia Claims on Russia War Called Into Question," The New York Times, November 7, 2008, p. A1.

Goncalves, Odair Dias, "Brazil: Why Go Nuclear?" The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November 21, 2008.

Hibbs, Mark, "No New Sino-Pakistan Agreement for Export of Chinese PWRs," Nucleonics Week, November 6, 2008.

Hibbs, Mark, "Size of Grid, Load Profile, Could Keep Oman From Building Nuclear Plants," Nucleonics Week, Nov. 13, 2008, p. 14.

The Hindustan Times, "India, Russia Set to Sign Nuclear Accord Next Month," November 17, 2008.

Hoffman, David E., "Report on Nuclear Security Urges Prompt Global Action," The Washington Post, November 18, 2008, p. A25.

The New York Times, "Gone Missing," November 2, 2008, p. WK9.

Rubin, Barnett R., and Rashid, Ahmed, "From Great Game to Grand Bargain," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2008, 5 pp.

Sestanovich, Stephen, "What Has Moscow Done?," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2008, 5 pp.

Shull, Aaron, The Global Nuclear Security and Security Regimes, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Nuclear Energy Futures Paper No. 2, November 2008.

World Nuclear News, "China and Kazakhstan Sign Cooperation Agreements," November 4, 2008.